4 months after acdf c5/6 my surgeon is dismissing me. He told me that he was referring me to pain management. Possibly the Dr there will figure out why I have not gotten better. Now I really don't know anything about pain management other than from some of the posts that I read here. It was my understanding that pm Dr. treat pain not to find the cause. I am wrong?
Ever since my fusion I have complained that I have only gotten worse. Some of the numbness & tingling in my hand is gone. The pain & weakness was only in the right side before now it has gotten really bad on my left side. New MRI he says looks good & the xray shows fusion. I've had PT & massage therapy with no relief.
I am upset that he is just dropping me. I think there is something wrong or I would be getting better not worse. The MRI before surgery showed herniations & bone spurs at the 3/4 & now he says it looks good.
I don't think pain management is the answer unless there is nothing that can be done? I'm confused, frustrated & upset. I thought that I would be better by now.